Since we’re rolling toward the end of the comic, we can’t go out without a mission statement — and who better than Jacob to give it.
It should be noted that this was written in January. After Trump’s ‘wall’ speech, but long, long before Brexit. It’s just coincidence that our heroes are flying over London as they make these observations. Coincidence. (Unless you subscribe to the theory that what I write in the comic comes true in some fashion. But I haven’t had any relatives die recently so hopefully that theory has been nixed. 🙂 )
Jacob: You might not know this...since you grew up with Santa and his elves...but killing people is what people do. Look below. Gated communities. High society and slums. Fences and borders. Human beings are tribal...and tribes are always tempted to eliminate their rivals. Whenever human beings wall themselves off from one another, that's the start of genocide. If we don't finish it with violence, we'll kill them with simple economic neglect. The last century gave genocide a bad name. We forgot that extreme measures can and should be taken only to save lives. But genocide is a tool that isn't going away. As long as there are human beings, we'll always have genocide.